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Priority Certification Deadline July 10, 2017 ****************************************************** By submitting all appropriate and completed paperwork for certification before or on the deadline date, certification will be processed by the first day of classes August 28, 2017
The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits while they attend San Antonio College. The college participates in educational programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. These programs include:
Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance ProgramChapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation ProgramChapter 33 - Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2009Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance ProgramChapter 1606 - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance ProgramHazlewood Exemption
Note: Chapters 30, 1606, and 1607 Veterans must verify at the end of every month with the VA in order to receive a check on a timely basis.
The Office of Veterans Affairs also assists Texas Veterans in obtaining the Hazelwood Act. This program exempts qualified individuals from payment of all tuition and most fees.
Students taking courses at multiple campus (on-campus and on-line) and using their Hazlewood Exemption benefits, must go to each college's VA Office to complete the payment process.
Schedule of Tuition and Fees Department of Defense Funded Students FY 2017-2018
Additional Forms for Veterans
VA Forms VA Form 1990E (Transferability of Benefits - Chapter 33)DD Form 214 W.A.V.E.S. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)Veterans ON–line Application (VONAPP) eBenefits VA Forms
Learn more about VSOC VetSuccess on CampusGI Bill Overview GI Bill Estimates National Center for PTSD Military Veterans PTSD Reference Manual State and Local Resources Women Veterans Veterans Crisis Line 1–800–273–TALK (8255), Press 1
Failing a course will not affect your GI Bill benefits, however withdrawing or receiving an incomplete grade for a course may affect your benefits. As long as you receive a grade (pass or fail) the VA will not ask for your GI Bill money back..
However, if a student drops a course(s) or withdraws from school the VA will immediately stop paying education benefits for those classes and the student may be billed for the education benefits they have already been paid for that term. Students are strongly encouraged to notify the PAC VA Office immediately of a withdrawal to minimize overpayments.The VA will bill a student in this situation unless circumstances beyond the student’s control prevented the student from continuing in school or caused the student to reduce credits. These mitigating circumstances are presumed to exist the first time a student drops 6 or less credits. After the first drop a veteran must prove to the VA that mitigating circumstances were the cause of the drop/withdrawal.Examples of mitigating circumstances include:
If VA rules that mitigating circumstances do not exist than the student will be charged for any education benefits they received for that academic term (e.g., tuition/fees, living allowance and book stipend).
The Post 9/11 GI Bill pays generous benefits for part time students. For example:Tuition and Fees: Tuition benefits are the same for full-time and part-time students. Living allowance: Paid to students who are enrolled more than half-time. A student enrolled one unit above exactly half time will qualify for a prorated monthly living allowance. For example, a student is taking 7 credits at a school that considers 12 credits full-time, that student will receive 60% of the normal living allowance rate.
Book Stipend: The payment will be $41.67 for every credit enrolled, but no more than $1,000 per academic year. (e.g., a student enrolled in 12 units will receive $500 for that academic term).
Moody Learning Center, Room 1st Floor 1819 N. Main Ave.San Antonio, TX 78212 Office: 210-486-0111 Fax: 210-486-9146
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday8:00 am to 5:00 pmTuesday8:00 am to 7:00 pmFirst Saturday of the Month9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Jennifer Alvizo, M.A., Director David Macias, VA Coordinatordmacias10@alamo.edu
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1819 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212-3941 210-486-0000